9 Day France Walking Tour with Normandy & Paris

1 Versailles, 1 Trouville, 2 Cherbourg, 2 Saint-Malo & 1 Paris
Round trip airfare from NYC, 7 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Round trip flights New York-Paris, Paris-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 1 night Versailles
    • 1 night Trouville
    • 2 nights Cherbourg
    • 2 nights Saint-Malo
    • 1 night Paris
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • High-Speed TGV train Rennes-Paris
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Additional English-speaking assistant with 11+ travelers
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
 

Walking Activity Level

  • 3 Easy Days | up to 4 hours of walking a day, easy walking on mostly flat terrain, accessible to all guests in good health
  • 3 Moderate Days | 4-6 hours of walking a day, hilly with some steep or uneven terrain, clients should be physically fit and prepared for several hours of activity
 

Special Features

  • Hike along the dramatic limestone cliffs of Étretat
  • Take a stroll on the famous boarwalk of Deauville
  • Visit the site of the heroic D-Day invasion and American Cemetery in Normandy
  • Embark on a hike along the north coast of the Cotentin Peninsula
  • The Grouin Headland trail takes you along the beautiful Brittany coastline
  • Explore the magnificent Mont St. Michel, built on an isolated island
  • Hike the scenic coastal path that goes around Cap Fréhel

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Day By Day Itinerary

This itinerary requires a high level of physical fitness with up to 4 hours of walking per day. The route and activities are subject to change based on weather conditions. Please see the "Is This Trip Right for You?" section and the Trip Preparation tab for more information.

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for France
Depart for France

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Paris, Transfer to Versailles
Arrive in Paris and transfer to your hotel in Versailles, known for its spledid palace. The rest of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 4 PM
Overnight: Versailles
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Travel to Normandy, Cliffs of Étretat Trail, Historic Honfleur
Travel to the coastal town of Étretat in Normandy, and embark on a hike along the famed limestone cliffs of Étretat. The views of the white cliffs ovelooking the bright azure waters are unforgetable. In the afternoon, cross the Seine Estuary and visit the town of Honfleur with its colorful harbor, immortalized by several of the world's greatest impressionist painters. Stroll throught the cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses and learn about Honfleur's entralling history. Afterward, continue to Trouville and check into your hotel
Overnight: Trouville
Meals: Breakfast
Activity Level: Easy, 2 miles, 1.5 hours

DAY 4, Monday - Boardwak of Deauville, Normandy Landing Beaches, Cherbourg
Begin the day with a walk on the famous boarwalk of Deauville, over 2000-feet long. Then, drive to the historic Landing Beaches. Pay your respects at the American Cemetery, located on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach. Learn more about D-Day and the landing operations during a lecture. Afterward, walk the historic trail along Omaha Beach. Later, depart for Cherbourg and arrive at the hotel in time for dinner
Overnight: Cherbourg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activity Level: Easy, 4.5 miles, 3 hours

DAY 5, Tuesday - North Coast of Cotentin Peninsula Hike
Travel to Auderville this morning and embark on a hike along the north coast of the Cotentin Peninsula. Admire the unique and diverse landscapes along the rugged Normandy coastline. View the Goury Lighthouse and catch a glimpse of the Channel Islands. Follow the path along dry stone walls to Cap de la Hague, offering spledid views of the area. Afterward, head back to your hotel in the afternoon
Overnight: Cherbourg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Activity Level: Moderate 6.5 miles, 4 hours

DAY 6, Wednesday - Cancale, Grouin Headland Trail, Saint-Malo
Depart Normandy and head toward the craggy coast of northwestern France to the fishing town of Cancale, known as Britanny's oyster capital. Spend time at leisure in the charming town and later, walk to the Grouin Headland. The trail along the beautiful Brittany coastline offers views of steep cliffs, sandy beaches, and the Bay of Mont St. Michel. Following the hike, drive to Saint-Malo and check into your hotel
Overnight: Saint-Malo
Meals: Breakfast
Activity Level: Moderate, 4.5 miles, 2.5 hours

DAY 7, Thursday - Mont St. Michel
Today, discover Mont St. Michel, built on an isolated island in the Gulf of Saint-Malo. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of France's most recognizable sights. Walk along the narrow cobbled streets to the hilltop to visit the 10th century Abbey, dedicated to the Archangel Michael and learn about the monastery's history. Afterward, free time to explore the medieval village and its ramparts. Return to the hotel in mid-afternoon
Overnight: Saint-Malo
Meals: Breakfast
Activity Level: Easy, 2.5 miles, 1.5 hours

DAY 8, Friday - Hike Cap Fréhel, TGV Train to Paris
This morning, drive to Cap Fréhel peninsula in northern Brittany, and hike the coastal path that goes around Cap Fréhel and through a colorful landscape covered with fushia-hued heather and vibrant flowers. Along the way, discover the lighthouse of Cap Fréhel and marvel at the panoramic views of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc and the Emerald Coast. Afterward, travel to Rennes train station and board the high-speed TGV train to Paris. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Tonight at dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager and to France
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Activity Level: Moderate, 4 miles, 2 hours

DAY 9 Saturday - Depart France
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
  • Optional tours and gratuities
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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